SCREEN NSW

Screen NSW, based in Sydney, operates as part of the State Government’s arts, screen and culture agency, Create NSW. As a globally respected production, post-production and digital games center, Screen NSW offers a slate of competitive incentives to attract international footloose productions, post-production and digital games to the State.
Ausfilm Member since 1999

Screen NSW also offers a program to support international inbounds and location surveys to eligible productions considering filming in NSW, and financial and support programs for local productions and official co-productions.

Services Provided to Filmmakers:

The Made in NSWInternational Footloose Production fund offers an incentive to attract international footloose productions to NSW.

The NSW Post, Digital and Visual effects (PDV) rebate provides eligible productions with a 10 per cent rebate on qualifying NSW expenditure related to PDV work in the State.

The NSW Digital Games rebate provides eligible productions with a 10 per cent rebate on qualifying expenditure related to digital games work undertaken in the State.

NSW provides location and production liaison services, including facilitating international inbounds to NSW. Financial support for location scouts and inbounds may be available through the Location Scouts and Inbound Program.

 

Contact

GRAINNE BRUNSDON

Head of Screen NSW
[email protected]
+61 417 492 131

MATT CARROLL

Senior Manager, Production Attraction (Made in NSW fund)
[email protected]
+61 418 404 127

CHERYL CONWAY

Manager, Production Attraction
[email protected]
+61 419 279 215

SUE MCCREADIE

Manager, Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV & Digital Games funds)
[email protected]
+61 410 696 911

www.screen.nsw.gov.au

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Local filmmakers and Official Treaty Co-productions can apply for early development, advanced development or production finance support for projects ready to go into production.

Regional Filming Fund grants are available to support local productions that film on location in regional NSW for a minimum of five shooting days.

 

Incentives
MADE IN NSW – INTERNATIONAL FOOTLOOSE PRODUCTION
Benefits

Made in NSW is an AU$175 million fund over four years (2020-2025). The level of financial assistance offered is determined on a case-by-case basis.

This incentive can be combined with the Australian Federal Government’s incentives: Location Offset, Location Incentive, PDV Offset, and the Producer Offset.

Eligibility

Projects must be footloose. Eligible projects include:

  • Feature films, telemovies, animation, mini-series, and TV drama series;
  • International/Australian co-productions; and
  • Fully internationally financed features and TV projects from local production companies.
NSW POST DIGITAL AND VISUAL EFFECTS (PDV) REBATE
Benefits

The NSW Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) rebate offers eligible productions a 10 per cent rebate on Qualifying NSW PDV expenditure related to PDV work carried out in NSW on or later than 1 October 2019.

The rebate can be combined with Australian Federal Government incentives.

Eligibility

An applicant must spend at least $AU500,000 on PDV in New South Wales.

Eligible formats are:

  • Feature films (drama, documentary, animation)
  • TV drama, animation, comedy and documentary (telemovies, mini -series and series).

The applicant may be an international producer or studio, an Australian producer, an NSW PDV company or a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). Applicants must register the project with Screen NSW prior to the commencement of PDV work for which the rebate is sought.

NSW DIGITAL GAMES REBATE
Benefits

The NSW Digital Games rebate offers eligible productions a 10 per cent rebate on qualifying NSW digital games expenditure related to digital games work carried out in NSW on or later than 1 October 2021. The rebate can be combined with Australian Federal Government incentives.

Eligibility

An applicant must spend at least $AU500,000 on development of a digital game in New South Wales.

The applicant may be an international publisher or game developer engaging an NSW game developer; or an NSW game developer. Applicants must register the project with Screen NSW prior to the commencement of digital games work for which the rebate is sought.

LOCATION SCOUTS AND INBOUND PROGRAM
Benefits

This program offers eligible productions assistance for location surveys and may include covering some of the costs associated with on-ground travel, including accommodation, domestic flights, vehicle hire and location manager services.

In addition to working with Ausfilm to facilitate international inbounds, Screen NSW welcomes direct enquiries.

Eligibility

Eligible projects include long-form feature films, telemovies, mini-series, TV series, pilots, and reality programs.

The program is open to projects prior to commencement of pre-production and prior to/or during financing.

Credits
  • Thor: Love and Thunder
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Mortal Kombat (PDV)
  • The Invisible Man
  • Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
  • Interceptor
  • Pieces of Her
  • Nine Perfect Strangers
  • Wolf Like Me
  • The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part